Schiedeella arizonica P.M.Br. 2000 Drawing by Vasquez & Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Arizona Schiedeella - I USA Indian Braids - Arizona Red Spot

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas USA in dry coniferous forests, hillsides and creek canyons at elevations of 1400 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with slender, rosy white to [forma virescens] greenish yellow, several sheathed stem carrying 3 to 5, in a basal rosette, oval, not present at flowering leaves that that blooms in the later spring through early summer on a terminal, erect, 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying the diurnally fragrant flowers in a slender, loose, 1 ranked spiral with transluscent, white floral bracts

Synonyms Schiedeella arizonica f. virescens P.M.Br. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide tothe Wild Orchids of Texas PM Brown 2008 drawing/photo fide;